During summer months, New Yorkers are always looking for ways to stay cool in the heat. While swimming pools are a popular summer activity, they can also be a breeding ground for accidents just waiting to occur. If you have been injured while at a swimming pool in New York, there are various parties who may be held liable for the losses you suffered.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our team of skilled personal injury lawyers has experience helping clients harmed in pool accidents in New York. Depending on the specific details of your case and whether you were at a public or private swimming pool, our team of lawyers can help you identify the liable party in your case.
Identifying the Liable Party in a Pool Accident Case in New York
Pools can be great fun, but they can also be dangerous when present parties behave negligently. If a person is injured in a pool accident, they have the right to pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim.
One of the most important steps in ensuring the success of your personal injury claim is to identify the liable party for your pool accident case. The parties who may be held liable for a pool accident include the following:
- Business owners who run the pool facility where the accident occurred
- Property owners of the land where the private pool is located
- Negligent staff, like lifeguards, of a public pool
Your lawyer will help you identify who the liable party is in your unique pool accident case. Once the liable party is identified, there are four factors of negligence that you must provide evidence of to strengthen your claim. The four factors of negligence that prove liability in a pool accident claim are as follows:
- The liable party owed you a duty of care
- The liable party breached the duty of care owed to you
- The breach of duty is what led to your pool accident and injury
- You suffered a loss as a result
Your pool accident lawyer will help you collect the key evidence necessary to identify the liable party and prove that their negligence caused your injuries and losses.
Damages You Can Collect From a Pool Accident Injury Claim
When you suffer an injury due to another party’s negligence, you should never have to pay out of your own pocket for the impending losses you may suffer. That is why it is important that you file a personal injury claim to pursue damages for your injuries.
The damages you may be eligible to retain after a pool accident include the following:
- Medical expenses: Pool accidents can result in various types of injuries. If you have been injured in a pool accident, you can incur costly medical bills as you go through treatments and heal. You should be compensated for any medical expenses resulting from your injuries.
- Lost wages: Many victims of pool accidents cannot work due to their physical injuries. If you have lost out on present or future wages due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
- Pain and suffering: Pool accident victims can collect compensation for physical and psychological pain and suffering they have had to endure as a result of the other party’s negligence.
Your lawyer can help you negotiate for the fair compensation you are owed for your pool accident case.
Get Justice for Your Pool Accident Case Today With the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
Being injured in a pool accident can be upsetting and stressful as you try to understand your legal options while trying to heal. However, with the help of one of our trusted lawyers, we will ensure you get the justice you deserve.
The experienced legal team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe will investigate your claim and identify the liable party in your claim to ensure they are held responsible for their actions. We provide our clients with dedicated representation to help ensure a successful claim. To schedule a free consultation, fill out our contact form or call 516-358-6900 today. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more information about relevant New York laws.
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